The President of the European Swimming Association (LEN) thanked the Hungarians for hosting the European Water Championships “on this special occasion” since Monday.
LEN is very grateful for the strong support of the Hungarian government, especially for the true friend of the sport, Prime Minister Victor Orban. At the same time, I would like to thank the Hungarian Swimming Association for organizing our biggest event under this special situation” -LEN President Paolo Barelli said in the organization’s introductory speech.
The continental battle of synchronized swimmers, jumpers, open water and pool swimmers will begin on Monday. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the event will be held in the bubble system at the Danube Arena and Lake Lupa. 1,100 athletes from 51 countries/regions participated in the record-breaking European Championship. Hungary also hosted the first American continental competition 95 years ago. The country hosted a total of five times, including four in Budapest and one in Debrecen, but the best one in Europe will be played indoors-of course, except for the public Water swimmers outside the competition.
In the first week of the intercontinental competition, synchronized swimming and diver competitions will be held at the Danube Arena, while open water swimmers will compete at Lake Lupa. The European Swimming Pool Championships will be held on May 17.